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CB&I awarded contract to provide technology and engineering services at Liwa project, Oman

01st April 2014

State refiners, Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (ORPIC) a contract to provide ethylene technology and front-end engineering and design (FEED) services for the Liwa Plastics Project in the Sultanate of Oman.

Liwa ORPIC CB&I contract
State-owned ORPIC has awarded huge engineering project to CB&I

CB&I announced yesterday that it has been awarded a contract valued in excess of USD40m by Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (ORPIC) to provide ethylene technology and front end engineering and design (FEED) services for the Liwa Plastics Project in the Sultanate of Oman.

CB&I's project scope includes FEED services for a grassroots 800ktpa ethylene plant, pygas unit, MTBE and butene-1 unit, two polymer plants, a gas plant and pipeline as well as the related off-sites and utilities. The ethylene plant will employ CB&I's latest, proven ethylene technology, including highly selective SRT® cracking heaters and its innovative recovery section design, featuring low pressure separation and mixed refrigeration to minimize investment costs.

"CB&I has been selected for this significant project following the successful completion of the front end engineering and design of the Sohar Refinery Improvement Project for ORPIC," said Philip K. Asherman, CB&I's president and chief executive officer. "This project is an example of CB&I's ability to offer our customers a more complete supply chain solution - showcasing our expertise in technology as well as engineering, procurement and construction."

The Liwa Plastics Project intends to enhance fuel and plastics production in the region. Plastics production will increase to 1.4 million tonnes per annum by 2018 from 200,000 tonnes per annum now, while fuels production will touch 11.3 million tonnes from 7.3 million tonnes.

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